Gwyneth Paltrow and husband, Chris Martin, are rumoured to be advertising for a tutor who can speak multiple languages, play two musical instruments and travel internationally with the family – all for a cool £60,000 a year for looking after the kids.
Any parent knows the importance of extra curricular activities – a place to learn new skills, improve grades and make friends, plus offering a safe haven for creative learning.
@officieus on twitter, quickly tweeted – Where is option 3, home-educating my children myself?
But if you had the cash, would you get a private tutor for your children?
I think one of my great childhood memories is bedtime reading; listening to my Mum or Dad read to me while I fell asleep. This is something I now enjoy with my children, picking a great bedtime story and acting out the different parts while they snuggle down in bed.
Reading to young children stimulates their development and gives them a head start before they reach school. According to research, in addition to helping with their reading, sharing a bedtime story with children promotes their motor skills and memory, plus improving their emotional and social development.
Bedtime reading is ‘one of the greatest gifts’ a parent can give. Apparently, once offspring turn five, far too many mothers and fathers stop reading to their children and leave it all to the teachers!
For hundreds of years, fairytales have been read by children and adults alike at bedtime. I think if I had to pick one fairytale, it would have to be Princess and the Pea, such a cute story! What would yours be?
We have designed these fantastic Fab Fairies which will help any parent re-enact a fairytale story, bringing the pages to life through creative play and letting childish imagination take wing and fly!
If you had these two fab fairies what bedtime story would you create?